- India is projected to add 404 million people to its urban population between 2014 and 2050.
- India's urban population experienced the highest growth among the world's major economies between 2010 and 2015.
- Such rapid urbanisation puts major stress on India's cities-socially, politically, economically and environmentally.
- Meeting India's urban challenge requires finding ways and methods that are innovative, cost effective, flexible and environmentally, socially and culturally sustainable.
"Comprehesive development through SCM will improve quality of life,create employment and enhance incomes for all,especially the poor and the disadvantaged,leading to inclusive cities." - Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.